…of only other people is a very unhealthy choice to make for your life. You have to love what you do and be happy doing it and not conform to what other people might want to see. I think you should become one of those people other people get excited for while on social media, don’t you?
I agree completely. I’ve just seen too many filmmakers told that they need to start a blog or a Twitter account or a Facebook fanpage for their film. It’s great if you’re just keeping a record of what you’ve done but most filmmakers aren’t focused on doing that. They’re trying to get people to ‘like’ their page or to curate followers. I think that is time better spent. Specifically, it is better spent talking to people about movies, joining conversations, and injecting your (hopefully fascinating) point of view.
It’s not about ass kissing; it’s about being genuine. It’s like the conversation we’re having. I’m following your Tumblr because you’ve brought an interesting point of view to the table.